The Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Playing In The Band
Here Comes Sunshine
Me And My Uncle
Let It Grow ->
The Other One Jam ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Around And Around
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate September 7, 1973Venue Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumLocation Uniondale, NYSource Sbd, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0 -> DAT 1(?) -> CD,Lineage 7inch Master Reel: 7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII 1st Gen Cass->DAT 1(?)Transferred by Goodbear
July 1, 2014
The Wolf makes his first attack.
On this night, the boys didn't hit their stride until the first set closer. Indeed, this Playin' seems to be the best kept secret of this show. While not the best of year, this version seemingly deserves more acknowledgement and praise. The second set--as usual--offers up more ear candy for the takin'. The HCS is marvelous, with Jerry cascading jazzy licks from his "wolf" (the grand debut, btw) for the Nassau crowd to digest. Later comes the Truckin'->Drums->Other One Jam->Eyes segue that caps off this evening in fine fashion. Jerry seems to be playing with extra octane for this Eyes, making it the touchstone piece of the evening, with the 7/8 signature outro jam ("the coda") being particularly well executed. Around the 17:04 mark Jerry hits a note, and really milks it for what its worth, sustaining it in a way for which I’ve never heard him offer before or since. Indeed, this version of Eyes belongs in the top five for the year, imho. As a whole, this show is arguably trumped by the next night, but the aforementioned highlights are worth adding to one's 1973 collection.
November 7, 2013
You should really refrain from reviewing unless you are pleased, because you might be overlooking some positive aspect that is worth noting otherwise it's a drag.
There is lame and there is killer, but there is plenty of in between.
Anything before '74 will probably have something redeeming within it. 12/9/71 has the best Black Peter, but there is hardly another killer version in the other three hours, for instance. Even greater shows have a few or plenty of average versions on the flip side.
Playing and Jack Straw are excellent. The first Let It Grow should surely interest.
September offers much less (9/21 and this first set notwithstanding) than other months in 1973 by and large...
Try 10/21 Let It Grow and 10/29 Eyes. Those are the best versions to me. Stella and Half Step from 3/28 are sweet! Row Jimmy from 3/31 rules. HCS from 11/30 and 6/10 rounds out my Wake picks.
July 8, 2013
The first set is well-played, but hardly standout. The second is not as good, with a new & sloppy Let It Grow and fairly standard renditions of everything else. Great recording.
December 28, 2012
not so good bear
What is the purpose of segregating 39 seconds of drums and creating track #20? For that matter, what is the purpose of track #19?
I realize I'm revealing myself to be a grumpy old man (I was at this show), but 40 years ago, the only editing we would do to a show was to (sometimes) remove the 'dead air' between songs if it ran to more than a minute or two and we needed the room on the tape. The object was to get 45 minutes, (if it was a cassette) of UNINTERRUPTED music.
July 30, 2011
7th vs. the 8th
IMO the 7th is a tighter and more coherent show. This show flows and dances seamlessly with the highlight being the entire 2nd set. The 8th is high-energy but they lose it during Big River. It is a disjointed show but some parts are very well played. The WRS>LIG is played as though they've been playing it for a long time. Eyes is confused but ends up being very, very cool.
I think Bobby is messed up and tends to ruin a lot of the songs. He completely messes up Truckin at the crucial point, so the band lets him redeem himself and he messes it up again. This show could easily be skipped except for the WRS>LIG.
September 13, 2010
next night better
great jamming in Bird Song and especially Eyes, but the show is kinda messy; miscues and missed notes are pretty easy to pick out. imho the 8th is more well played and a very entertaining show.
September 16, 2009
September 7, 2009
The GRATEUFL DEAD "Live On Stage" at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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February 24, 2009
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" September 7, 1973 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, U.S.A.
The soundman dials in the sound/mix during the first song...so what else is new?
5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the Teddy Good Bear transfer
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
In the pocket, focused, relaxed, deliberate, exciting and smooth are just some of the ways I'd describe this show.
The GRATEFUL DEAD always put on a good show for the New York crowds, and we still love them for it.
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Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you will be sorry.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1973; my senior year in HS, it's just like I remembered it.
PS: be sure to remember to click the DeadLists Project link to download the poster and ticket for this show...
February 22, 2009